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by fysicus
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Can I only focus on the last 5 years in UK for PR
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Netherlands

Re: Can I only focus on the last 5 years in UK for PR

for PR you need to have been "exercising treaty rights" for five years. Being employed is one of the clearest ways to do that, especially if it is without interruption with the same employer. A single letter from the employer confirming your employment history with them is all the evidence you need ...
by fysicus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Referendum-News and Developments
Topic: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?
Replies: 358
Views: 14978
Netherlands

Re: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?

The NHS has been left 'on its knees' by uncontrolled migration from the EU, a leading cancer expert will warn tomorrow. So what does this cancer expert think: let's send all the young, healthy, hardworking Poles home and let's get back all British pensioners from France and Spain? Imagine how the N...
by fysicus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Referendum-News and Developments
Topic: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?
Replies: 358
Views: 14978
Netherlands

Re: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?

I wonder what the Brexit advocates have in mind for the CTA (Common Travel Area with Ireland), and in particular the land border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Remember Iain Duncan Smith’s claim that Britain is more vulnerable to terrorist attack within the European Union...
by fysicus
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Referendum-News and Developments
Topic: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?
Replies: 358
Views: 14978
Netherlands

Re: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?

well, I may be was a bit strong in my statement, but when you do not depend on social benefits, almost nothing will change
by fysicus
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Referendum-News and Developments
Topic: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?
Replies: 358
Views: 14978
Netherlands

Re: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?

yes, I am saying exactly that, with David Cameron on my side. He merely hopes that the dodgy benefits measures will deter new EU migrants, that's all
by fysicus
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Referendum-News and Developments
Topic: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?
Replies: 358
Views: 14978
Netherlands

Re: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?

and to those who still think free movement rights are gone: In the Brussels agreement last week (18 february) there is no amendment of the Lisbon treaty, and no amendment of directive 2004/38. The directive always had already a clause, saying that EU migrants should not become an unreasonable burden...
by fysicus
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Referendum-News and Developments
Topic: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?
Replies: 358
Views: 14978
Netherlands

Re: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?

To those who still believe a NO (=Brexit) vote will trigger a second referendum: The comparison with previous cases in Denmark or Ireland is wrong. In those cases the "wrong" result stopped the EU (temporarily) from progressing, and the re-vote (under slightly improved conditions for those countries...
by fysicus
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Referendum-News and Developments
Topic: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?
Replies: 358
Views: 14978
Netherlands

Re: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?

well, having read the LSE document, the only conclusion that I can draw from it is that Brexit means the UK shooting itself in the foot: all alternatives are clearly worse than being an EU member. It confirms what I always found already: Brexit is good for the EU, and bad for the UK. The comparison ...
by fysicus
Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Referendum-News and Developments
Topic: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?
Replies: 358
Views: 14978
Netherlands

Re: New EU deal: Free-movement rights gone?

Even if the UK leaves the EU, free movement rights will have to remain unaltered! All Brexit supporters stress that they want the UK to remain a member of the EEA (now consisting of EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). The directive 2004/38 which regulates free movement of people is...
by fysicus
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: 137 Pages EEA application form, what for exactly
Replies: 116
Views: 19472
Netherlands

Re: 137 Pages EEA application form, what for exactly

I have, just for comparison, looked up the equivalent form for making such an application in the Netherlands; it is only 11 pages, which includes some pages that just explain the rules and the procedure, and some that are optional depending on circumstances. In the Netherlands you can not apply by p...
by fysicus
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EU national. How to settle in UK despite possible EU exit?
Replies: 46
Views: 1501
Netherlands

Re: EU national. How to settle in UK despite possible EU exi

chrisnorth, I think this whole discussion is very premature, especially given the level of certainty that you are looking for. Even if such a referendum will actually be held, I very much doubt that the outcome would be for the UK to leave the EU. It is just not in their interest, despite all the po...
by fysicus
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Renewing slovakian passport in Bratislava please help
Replies: 3
Views: 1445
Netherlands

Re: Renewing slovakian passport in Bratislava please help

Well, I think that the authorities of most countries expect to communicate with their own citizens in their own language.
Having said that, that is of course no excuse for being rude.
If I were you, just try again after a few days and hopefully you get someone on the phone who is a bit more helpful.
by fysicus
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: EEA4 and self-employed (limited company director)
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Netherlands

Re: EEA4 and self-employed (limited company director)

In this situation you are not self-employed; you are simply a worker. Both for HMRC and for UKBA.
No problem at all.
by fysicus
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Dutch Nationality
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Netherlands

Re: Dutch Nationality

I think the safer option for your son is to get Permanent Residence in UK (EEA4) first, after five years in UK. One year after getting PR he can apply for British Citizenship.
I don't think the Dutch route is feasible for him.
by fysicus
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Schengen, without the need of visa, for EEA-family members
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Netherlands

Re: Schengen, without the need of visa, for EEA-family membe

Why can you not simply apply for a Hungarian passport at the Embassy of Hungary in the country where you live (Brazil?)?
by fysicus
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Dutch Nationality
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Netherlands

Re: Dutch Nationality

Normally the child of a Dutch national acquires Dutch nationality automatically at birth (article 3.1 of the Dutch Nationality Act). Before you can expect any useful advice here, please provide a bit more detail and especially explain why this did not happen in your son's case. For general informati...
by fysicus
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Am I eligible for dual nationality? EU & AU
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Netherlands

I have to make some assumptions here, but I don't think the Dutch route via your grandfather looks feasible. By acquiring Australian citizenship he lost his Dutch citizenship automatically, and if your mother was born after that, she has in fact never held Dutch citizenship. However, the law on Dutc...
by fysicus
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Acquiring Dutch Citizenship through Partner
Replies: 10
Views: 8579
Netherlands

If I were you, I would make sure that I am ready when the three year mark is passed. The proposed change in the law that was debated during 2012 has been shelved when a new government took office after the elections, but you never know what may happen after the next elections. See this brochure (in ...
by fysicus
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: EEA-route Applications
Topic: Arrived in UK - via SS.
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Netherlands

The fact that an EEA FP has been issued before, should be convincing enough that the UK authorities are satisfied that the relation between you and your wife is genuine, so no need to send all those photo's etc. Just the original marriage certificate (and translation if needed) should be enough this...
by fysicus
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Europe immigration forum
Topic: Acquiring Dutch Citizenship through Partner
Replies: 10
Views: 8579
Netherlands

Regarding your questions in a new thread of 20 November. 1. The period of three years start from the date of marriage, and you must also actually live together during that period. The documentary evidence that is required depends on the local situation in the country where you live. Contact the Dutc...
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